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Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol) Bus Service

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Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
2 hrs 52 mins
Bogota (D.C)
Melgar (Tol)
COP 35000

Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol) Bus Distance

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Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Coomotor 20:30 20:30 6 hrs 45 mins
Cooveracruz 04:00 17:00 0 hrs 30 mins
Cootranshuila 18:00 19:00 1 hrs 20 mins
Las Acacias 05:00 17:00 3 hrs 0 mins

Travel by Bus from Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol)

The road journey from Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol) is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Bogota (D.C) and Melgar (Tol) reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.

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    Bogota (D.C)

    • Terminal Salitre
    • Terminal del Sur

    Melgar (Tol)

    • MELGAR
    • Terminal de Melgar

    Why book a Bogota (D.C) a Melgar (Tol) bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol). Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    About Melgar (Tol)

    Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2640 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great number of museums, theaters, libraries, and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind (La Paz and Quito). In your journey through Bogota, you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architecture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists.

    Buses from Melgar to Bogotá

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Bogota to Melgar and you are looking for a return trip, you can buy them easily on our platform. We have many bus operators that travel through this route, that departs at different times to give the passengers more options. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your bus tickets from Melgar to Bogota with redBus. 

    About Melgar

    Melgar was the territory of many pre-Colombian cultures until the arrival of the Spanish, that established the first township, named Cualamana, later called "La Candelaria". Due to a big fire that took place during religious festivities, the town was rebuilt by the shore of the Sumapaz river, this time name as "The Melgar Valley". As a product of this clash of cultures, Melgar is a city that takes its visitors through time, and show them the folklore and traditions of its lands, which makes it a very interesting touristic destination.


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Colombia?

    You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Colombia by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Bogota (D.C) to Melgar (Tol)?

    You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in Colombia, passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Colombia. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed.

    Melgar Weather

    Thanks to its geographic location, Melgar has a warm and nice weather throughout the whole year. The temperature typically varies from 23°C to 34°C and is rarely below 21°C or above 37°C.

    Hotels in Melgar

    ● Blue Star Hotel

    - Calle 8 18 21, 734001 Melgar, Colombia 

    - Price: From COP$ 98.000

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Wifi. Free parking. Air conditioning. 

    ● Hotel Manantial Melgar

    - Carrera 21 Nº 8-35 Melgar Tolima, 734001 Melgar, Colombia

    - Price: From COP$ 148.000

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Wifi. Bar. Pool. Restaurant. Free parking. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel Mediterráneo

    - Calle 7 No. 19-24, 734001 Melgar, Colombia

    - Price: From COP$ 135.000

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Wifi. Bar. Pool. Restaurant. Free parking. Pet-friendly. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants & Bars in Melgar

    ● Hamburguesas El Corral

    - Cr 22 5-25, Melgar 734001 Colombia

    - Prices:From COP$ 18.000

    ● La Playa Restaurante - Bar

    - Calle # 19 - 93 Avenida Cafam, Melgar Colombia

    - Prices:From COP$ 45.000

    ● Munay

    - Calle 7 50 105, Melgar 734001 Colombia

    - Prices:From COP$ 23.000

    The most tourist places in Melgar

    ● Piscinas Naturales: In Melgar, the natural pools are one of the main attractions where many tourists and citizens go to spend the weekends. Enjoy a wonderful time on these little lagoons fed by the Sumapaz river.

    ● Ciudad Reptilia: This is one of the most emblematic artificial substructures of the city. In here, you will find many unique reptile species and hike surrounded by a magical landscape that also offers many other outdoor activities.

    ● Parque acuático Cafam: In this recreational center you will enjoy a day of fun with your family or friends. It has pools equipped with slides, restaurants, and green areas where you can have a picnic.

    Important dates in Melgar

    ● June 23th to July 2nd - Colombian Folkloric Festival: It is the most important folkloric event in Colombia, where national and international guests assists, presenting traditional dances and music. Tourists can enjoy concerts, shows, parades, and contests to celebrate Colombian culture.

    ● March 13th - Duetos Principes de la Cancion Festival: This festival began as a tribute to Colombian music, thanks to the performances and compositions of the duet of Tolima Dario Garzon and Eduardo Collazos, who were a big influence on Tolima's music and culture. For this event, national and international famous personalities are invited, to enjoy the duet and the choir's performances, and other activities.

    How to move around Melgar

    If you are in Melgar you can use these options:

    ● Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is approximately COP $ 1,700.

    ● Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is COP $ 4,400.

    How to reach Melgar?

    Melgar by bus: You can reach Melgar from Bogota by land. The trip takes 3 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Melgar

    - Chicha

    - Sancocho de Gallina

    - Bizcochos de Achira

    - Lechona

    Things to buy in Melgar

    Algunos recuerdos que puedes llevarte de Ibagué son:

    - Vueltiao Hats

    - Wayuu Bags

    - Mola-made handicrafts

    - Colombian coffee

    Melgar Facts

    Melgar has a surface of 209 square kilometers, and is located at 306 m.a.s.l. Melgar is also bordered by Carmen de Apicala on the west, south-west, and south; by Nilo on the north, north-east, and east; by Ricaurte on the north-west; by Ricaurte on the north-east; and by Icononzo on the south-east.

    Bus operators of the route Bogota to Melgar

    ● Coomotor

    ● Cooveracruz

    ● Las Acacias

    In Conclusion:

    Melgar is a delightful city that awaits for you to enjoy just a few hours from Bogota. Enjoy the natural attractions that Melgar has to offer!

    Looking for cheap tickets from Bogotá to Melgar?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Melgar, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Colombia, just check the list of companies and schedules that appear in the results and get the best rates with the best low-cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and enjoyable but also economical. so do not hesitate and buy your ticket at redBus.

    How to get cheap bus tickets from Bogotá to Melgar?

    Do you want to travel to Melgar from Bogotá but it's out of your budget? Don't worry about it. At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your vacations, business trips or to visit your family.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Bogotá to Melgar route

    If you want to travel from Bogota to Melgar, you should keep in mind:

    - Buy your tickets online to avoid contact with other people.

    - Keep your mask on at every moment at the bus station, and during the trip.

    - Carry your own disinfection devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, liquid soap, and others.

    - Use these disinfection devices after having contact with surfaces like railings, Windows, seatbelts, chairs, doorknobs, or counters.

    - Avoid talking, singing, and eating during the trip.

    - Carry the minimum luggage possible.

    - It is forbidden to speak on the phone during the trip.

    - The attention hours from the bus stations are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    To know more about guidelines and safety measures press this link.

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